World Book Club

World Book Club

World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. This monthly programme, presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

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Our next recording will be with Deborah Moggach discussing her novel Tulip Fever.

In this richly imagined tale of 1630s Amsterdam, Deborah Moggach deftly brings to life a world of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception - and tulips.

Please send in your questions about the book to

(Photo: Deborah Moggach. Credit: Urszula Soltys)

Holiday Reading Collection

Save the Bees

From Scott Fitzgerald to Anne Tyler - books to unwind to.

Childhood Narrators Collection

Childhood Narration

From JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye to Irving Welsh's Trainspotting

Hard Times Collection

Lands of Oppression

From Toni Morrison's Beloved to Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner ...